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LET THE MUSIC PLAY: BLACK AMERICA DOES BACHARACH AND DAVID.

LET THE MUSIC PLAY: BLACK AMERICA DOES BACHARACH AND DAVID.

It was in the Brill Building in 1957, that Burt Bacharach and Hal David first met. 1,774 more words

Soul

A First for the Staple Singers

I wrote about a new book on the Staple Singers for Paste. Surprisingly it’s the first book on a group that had two number one hits and earned admiration from Elvis, Dylan, and Prince. 25 more words

Paste

MAVIS STAPLES

Mavis Staples was born July 10, 1939 in Chicago, Illinois. She starting singing with her family, The Staples Singers. She remembered when she was 8 years old, her father finally turned to his children to become his new group. 157 more words

Elements Of Inspiration

Mavis Staples Gives Gospel Music A Down-to-Earth Makeover

Gospel legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples is still turning heads with her stunning new album of spirituals, One True Vine. Rolling Stone described it as “gorgeous.” The Washington Post called the project “pure faith in a refreshing artistic package,” and the Chicago Tribuneconcluded it reaffirmed Staples’ place “as one of the great voices of the last half-century.” 168 more words

Daily Bread

Mavis Staples Gives Gospel Music A Down-to-Earth Makeover

Gospel legend and civil rights icon Mavis Staples is still turning heads with her stunning new album of spirituals, One True Vine. Rolling Stone described it as “gorgeous.” The Washington Post called the project “pure faith in a refreshing artistic package,” and the Chicago Tribuneconcluded it reaffirmed Staples’ place “as one of the great voices of the last half-century.” 168 more words

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Mavis Staples - One True Vine: Album Review

MAVIS STAPLES
One True Vine
Anti/Warner
4/5

For the second time in succession Mavis Staples has teamed up with Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, the pair following up 2010’s Grammy-winning You Are Not Alone with One True Vine. 269 more words

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